2015 Château de Montfaucon Lirac

SKU #1351838 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Lirac is more extracted and chewy than the charming Côtes du Rhône, with a full-bodied feel on the palate and some tough tannins on the finish. Black cherries, espresso and cinnamon notes all show up in this blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Cinsault. (JC)  (11/2017)

Wine Spectator

 Bright cherry and pomegranate fruit is laced with a light lavender thread and lightly dusty tannins. Modest in scale but pretty. Drink now through 2018.(JM)  (11/2017)

K&L Notes

An 88-acre estate, Château de Montfaucon sits just across the Rhône River from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. Over the years, Château de Montfaucon has developed a HUGE following amongst both our staff and customers.


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By: Morgan Laurie | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/21/2018 | Send Email
A richer, heartier Lirac for those cold winter nights! Lovely aromatics with notes of lavender, cinnamon dusted black cherries and plums. Some bright acidity and slightly dusty tannin provide some nice structure making this a fantastic pairing for winter dishes like stews and roasts. You get a lot of wine for under $20 with this one!

By: Thomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/11/2018 | Send Email
You can definitely taste the slightly elevated level of Syrah in the Montfaucon Lirac. There’s a burst of black pepper on the nose, and on the palate it leans towards black-fruited over red. The wine has a great acid line, that seems to run parallel to the fruit, giving the wine energy and verve without taking over the show. The tannins are just rustic enough to be charming, but soft enough to be accessible. This delivers just a touch more oomph than the Cotes-du-Rhone.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Alcohol Content (%): 14